This planet has been around for hrs with “0” population, and its still generating resources. He even manage to build buildings at some point (before the first screenshots where taken)
I suspect he lost his homeworld. I think this is a result of not having the proper AI for Syntis. I saw it on another player’s planet who lost their AI. I raided the resources and all of a sudden the population miraculously reappeared but started declining.
I’ve seen the same on allied planets occupied by Syntis. It cleared up after leaving the system/orbit and coming back, or relogging, I don’t remember.
The owner had no homeworld problems at the time.
I seen a few planets like this also, great for invading lol
I have seen several planets with 0 pops too, all synthis (all known players are synthis), it seems there is something wrong with the game, maybe it is a vision bug.
This is why they shouldn’t tie hard planet cap’s to the AI building at all.
what do you mean with AI building?
Government Building, each upgrade adds a few planets to the Syntis planet cap. I expected it to be a problem if the gov’t building was lost, but this is much worse as it seems to affect all the planets. For organics it affects corruption not planets themselves unless a new building is built. They have time to get one built.
Thanks for reporting this and for working out what was going on - I’ve created a bug ticket for it.